Prenise Payne charged with involuntary manslaughter of Jace Echoles

8:04 PM, Feb 4, 2013   |    comments
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Prenise Payne

CLAYTON, Mo. (KSDK) - A mother has been charged in the death of her toddler.

Prenise Payne, 22, has been charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

According to the probable cause statement, Payne's 19-year-old son, Jace Echoles, was found unresponsive in Payne's bed. He was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy revealed Echoles had been given a fatal dose of morphine while in the sole care and custody of Payne. Morphine was also found in Payne's home.


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